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the stakes are high for egypt as it votes on a new constitution that house already told the nation by sparking a new wave of outrage shunning deadly street battles. slaughter on a horrific scale in the u.s. with twenty six people killed in a shooting spree most of them pupils under the age of ten. plus a debt crisis so stir the crisis and now seemingly how we crisis britain's find the spiraling food costs mean that healthy options are out of reach.
live from moscow city center this is our t.v. with me rule research say thanks for joining us today egyptians are deciding the fate of a brand new constitution which has divided the nation and turned the streets of the country ski cities into battlegrounds a chorus of critics have pushed for the referendums delay saying that the islamic led document is flawed and not representative of the population cairo based reporter bill true. after three weeks if it's go time oil that's seen mass rallies against the president time to bloody scenes in the streets of egypt's major cities overnight the minute she apparently beefed up security at the polling stations for people to come and vote so they of course have been called in by the president to secure the nation in this time of political unrest and the referendum we expect out hundreds of thousands of police officers. in the streets today ensuring that the scenes all calm this comes out. violent scenes yesterday on friday and on xandra
egypt's second city which saw clashes between rival protest groups to support the constitution those against it including groups wielding machetes. also. and around about one thousand injured and possible dead to the we haven't had that confirmed yet this of course follows several weeks worth of violent seats on the streets of cairo the referendum is actually being held across two days as there are not so sufficient number of judges to supervise the process this opposition forces say is a major problem and could open up the referendum to vote rigging in addition civil society groups here questioning how that is possible for them to observe the elections to for electoral fraud since the head of the constituent assembly who drafted the constitution is also the head of the national human rights council he will be overseeing the observation of the polling stations the constitution itself is a major point of contention also for opposition forces they have said that it is written
by islamist dominated constituent assembly the somebody when this mass will cross by liberal leftist and church and therefore it will only enforce a religious state it also they said would impose a presidential dictatorship and neglect key rights and freedoms of expression so this constitution they say should be rewritten the constituent assembly should be reforged so we'll have to see with the results of the referendum the future of egypt's. deep division between egypt opposition is another reason why the vote on the referendum is unlikely to reflect the attitudes of the public now about so according to journalist a middle east analyst at the. morsi is not showing any signs of flexibility he's not showing any signs of building consensus he is shown to be a very stubborn person regardless of the outcome of the referendum the scene in egypt right now it's an indicative there there is going to be
a mass. playing with the results there is already reports about money and sustenance is being given to poor people to encourage them to go out and vote favorably with yes for the constitution and on the other side the egyptians are still divided into different groups and the mobilization of the voters are not going as it should have been going so it's not really representative of the nations when or of the consensus that should have been existing well from egypt to turkey which is now taking the chance to abandon an old friendship to satisfy its own ambitions and career help from washington to keep syria's president hoping to win western support and a possible foothold in syria but ultimately turning
a blind eye to internal conflicts but i report coming your way just. for now it is one of the worst school shootings in u.s. history twenty six people gunned down in a primary school in connecticut twenty of them young children people had try to hide from the killer in classrooms and closets but the bloodbath only ended when he turned the gun on himself and a woman believed to be his mother was also found dead at her home artie's guy nature can report on the massacre. there's still lots of questions as to what happened at that elementary school in connecticut adam lanza twenty year old who went into his mother's kindergarten class she was a teacher at that school and wiped out the entire class twenty children were killed in the carnage eighteen children died at the scene two of the hospital those were five year olds six year old small children the shooter also targeted and killed six adults and unless his mother the teacher was also found dead in her home she lived
near the school the suspected story is that the suspected shooter had so we gone zhan him as he went into the school two handguns and one semiautomatic weapon all reportedly registered to adam lanza's mother a witness said there must have been one hundred rounds fired after killing all these people at unless the reportedly shot himself there has been a number of horrifying shootings at schools in the u.s. in the past but never has there been a rampage that killed this many small children in two thousand and seven a student killed two people at virginia tech we of course remember the columbine massacre in colorado where two students shot and killed thirteen people and injured twenty four but the children killed in connecticut were very very young we heard president obama delivered tearful speech this friday but nevertheless the white house has pretty much dodged questions on its gun policy and those are questions on many people's minds right now but the president does say it's time to take
meaningful action to prevent messages like this from happening again but what action he did not specify is the fact of the matter is that getting a gun is fairly easy in the u.s. adam lanza's mother apparently had no problem purchasing and registering story guns one of them a semi automatic weapon and it's a powerful deadly weapon one of the policy goals of president obama was a ban on assault weapons but is thought to be a losing proposition for any politician in the u.s. to really seriously consider. seriously take on the issue attempts to regulate guns inevitably hit a wall and that wall is the second amendment the right of the people to bear arms some states here do have controls over gun possession but again very limited controls the state of illinois for example used to have a ban on concealed weapons but this week a federal court ruling struck down the country's last such poor vision as unconstitutional and ordered the state to craft
a law allowing it so much for gun control in the us the state of wisconsin tossed out its ban on concealed weapons last year and it seems there is no way of arguing against the amendment even despite the absolute horrifying and recurring incidence . of the tragedy once again triggered a wave of criticism that getting your hands on a weapon is just too easy to use lose while went to the white house to witness an antique guns from. many people are taking their concerns to the front of the white house as you can see about one hundred people are gathered here holding signs holding candles trying to make their voices heard saying that now is the time to talk about gun control and the u.s. we spoke to some of the protesters here's what they had to say today we saw a roomful of kindergartners slaughtered by a guy who never should have gotten a gun. if our president can't talk about it the issue now as a father of two daughters young daughters i think it's time for him for
a gut check in it's there's no more and no more excuses anymore this should not have happened we should have measures in place before this to prevent people from accessing guns who are not fit to hold them also in my opinion i don't think something that is military grade as an assault rifle i don't think that should be in the hands of anybody it's not a toy and we can't keep our teachers in our children and our school administrators safe and very day we can't keep people who are walking down the streets safe then that should be changed and to resign ourselves to the saying that this is a problem that has a solution is defeatist and we should we should take this on and change what we did hear from press secretary jay carney earlier this morning he said today is not the day to be talking about gun control we also heard a very emotional speech from president obama sending his condolences to the victims to the family is in newtown connecticut he did not talk about the issue of guns or gun control but protesters here say if today is not the day in the wake of this
very tragic mass shooting they don't know when that time. and washington lives while. if you live from the heart of moscow what a european court slaps the cia with torture. throws its weight behind a german citizen who was mistaken for a terrorist and became a victim of the u.s. agents brutal interrogation techniques of coming away with. any other stories after a short break. on the march under god these men and women are walking one of the longest and probably the loneliest road in the world they reenacting march into exile made by thousands of czarist russia. if i was here three hundred years ago i may
have disappeared my local lord may have deserted from the army or a variety of other crimes the result was the same what my fellow prisoners around me i've got a long and very cold walk ahead into exile in siberia it took them years to get their summers and winters entire years a lot of people died on the way this group in the western siberian region of alms discovered they're living on the only surviving stretch of the original nine thousand kilometers of the siberian exiles track that's had no modern changes made to it if gainey discovered that he's descended from some of these exiles and decided to build a museum telling a story he and his re-enact is now receiving letters from all over the world to show them what it was like for these bloody good earnest it's scary to put the shackles on of course but it's interesting if we don't remember our history we will have no future. it's a monument to one of the restructures cruelest chapters. the city serves as the
capital of anticommunist white russian leader admiral culture shock in the civil war from one thousand nine hundred to nine hundred ninety whilst in residence he lived here there's a study of the man like the maintenance of this building has remained a taboo right up until the present day or we still receive hate mail saying that he hanged a lot of people and was famous for severe punishment it's all true but it was a time of civil war both sides were most. sleeker it is sadly the theme of cruelty which links so much of history to the rest of russia's particularly of exile where they were not a criminal. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else and you hear or see some other part of it and realize everything you thought
germany and the netherlands are deploying patriot missiles manned by four hundred american troops in turkey right next to syria's northern border officially tossed with a defense against possible cross border aggression and the missiles range will extend deep into syrian territory. why turkey is so eager to contain its former friend. he may have treated his command bridge for an apartment in his done ball but retired admiral turkey turkey still keeps tabs on his country's foreign policy and he doesn't like what he sees like many turkish beetroots the admiral believes his country is second feis in common sense and domestic concerns from western interests . turkey is looking at the middle east through america's eyes not for a purely turkish perspective for example with syria turkey claims it wants to see democracy in syria but look who it's working with saudi arabia qatar and their
democratic credit is one thing. forget the zero problems with neighbor's rule which in chorale has prided itself on for many decades critics now see turkey as dancing to one nation's. place but are in place kill people but that does not suffice. which. because you are. treating. people internalise us. represent in the concrete. this is very tricky comes in geographically and culturally it's a great base camp for the likes of the u.s. and nato to take a foothold in their anti acid ambitions it was just two years ago that turkey was calling bashar lost a brother and voting against sanctions on iran it's relatively recent change every
heart however may not have everything to do with turkey's desire to appease the west and may indeed be part of the plan by turkish officials to become a regional if not call both major players. optimum for. but it was someone who used to go. through and stop in. syria was part of the land but now syria is. a member of united nations. and independent state and turkey hasn't any rights. to intervene syrian policy internal issues there is a conflict for thirty years in turkey. which they created forces and every day tens of. people young people lost their lives from both sides
so. if i. stop the bloodshed in turkey then think about syria or palestine. yet turkish officials seem to skirt the issue of their internal problems and instead turn their attention elsewhere in syria the case in point but the likes of retired admiral in return believe that turkey is a cursed one should its present commanders continue on the current course even though. is that the christmas spirit becoming an obsession to buy as much as you can you find out just a bit later in the program. go back to church to read the bible to find free. to remember what the holiday is supposed to be for people shouldn't think that every year has to be the best christmas ever you can join. it later in the program. as usual hits the streets of new york.
biting off less than they can chew it seems as the cost of healthy foods move them beyond the reach of many people food prices there are going up by a third in just five years and even many families stuck on cheap prepackaged meals . and now reports on how standard shopping lists are quickly becoming a luxury. do you look at what you're putting in your shopping basket health conscious customers might want to stock up on their fruit and vege but what if that's getting too expensive for families in the u.k. the cost of their weekly shop has gone up by over a third over the past five years and it's set to get more expensive still among the healthier fresh meat so you can find chicken breasts for five ninety nine per kilogram and you've got your frozen processed dinners retailing at one twenty nine in some cases now if you're
a struggling household with lots of mouths to feed it's a no brainer britain is now in the midst of a nutritional recession to go hand in hand with the financial one every million children in the u.k. are going without a daily healthy meal now the coalition government provides free free to move to schools and they supplement those on the lower income but it looks like the cheap meal deals are often more appealing than the government health warnings health campaigners say it's time for the government to set up a new plan to get britain struggling households to acquire not just the taste but also the means for a healthier diet this is artsy that's a lot more waiting for you at all website or to dot com including a look at those whose love for animals goes a bit too far the german government passes a law banning. igniting a debate over just who's moral compass is pointing in the right direction. not afraid to get dirty to look good young woman those are goes diving in
a dumpster to retrieve her makeup kit she accidentally threw away. the european court of human rights has made its first ever ruling that the cia is guilty of torture in a case involving a german citizen of the court file but. he was illegally abducted tortured and sort of by u.s. agents off to being mistaken for a member of al qaeda nine years ago the u.s. is now. being pursued for an apology and compensation but author and historian doug valentine says that sign likely to happen as the cia operates above the law. cia officer ever will be well ever. a prison a prison term even in the united states of the convicted of a crime these people are simply above the law in fact the only thing that the cia does is to conduct illegal activities which is why it's above the law it's business
is doing things that are illegal so the fact that it's found guilty in europe or asia or south america or any place of do illegal things is simply a call for gratian of what it does this is not a pro bill of. those things without prior authorization from congress the president's national security officers everything that it does is policy. christmas is a time when shops have to do some rather brisk business but artie's resident asks new yorkers if the fed festive spirit is turning into a shopaholic addiction. why should the howl of days become such hellish days this week let's talk about that it's a commercial thing now everyone sent to spend money it's not about what it really should be about how did that happen is that the media telling us to buy buy buy les absolutely at every one with their sales and absolutely i live on what people buy
you know and i'm an independent sales rep so i depend on it so you're having with this christmas i'm happy this christmas i sell luxury goods as long as people keep buying it that i have a holiday that's it a way to stop that would be to go back to church and to read the bible and to find faith and to remember what the holiday is supposed to be for what about people of other religions and i is there anything for them i said i said to find religion. is there saving for them i believe in christianity but i think it's important that whether it's christianity or not that you have morals and values based on religious faith do you think there's a war in christmas oh i don't think there's a war on christmas i just think people shouldn't think that every year has to be the best christmas ever is that what we do we set our expectations too high we do i think that we should just enjoy it that each year should be a nice christmas with
a couple of presents maybe full of press that's right along with the feeling of safety and community with all these holidays also remind people believe or not that's just my opinion holidays remind people of their own mortality that we're not going to be around here very much and our lives are very short. because we tend to remember the people who have gone on the holidays as well and that's why we p.c. the holidays we just want to feel safe we want to feel like i'm extending my time here a little bit more and i want you to believe what i believe and maybe as someone other than someone else's beliefs makes us feel better and that's exactly it would take a chill dose of approach in the first book is not as much about. shopping this year as all the rest of my fifty nine years this is going to be a little bit different how you can do it differently. i have to say but it was a phrase book. is what some people make christmas and calling it a day like whether or not the world has lost its holiday spirit the bottom line is it wouldn't hurt any of us to take a look inside to find our own private reason to celebrate this thing has been.
four minutes from a. club or a politician because you've never seen anything like this i'm told. hello i'm abby martin welcome to. a very special anniversary one year ago today the u.s. government announced an official and the mission in iraq here's a clip to jog your memory. so as your commander in chief and on behalf of a grateful make i'm proud to finally say these two words and i know your families agree welcome home. ok so what is the u.s. military doing today to commemorate this stark event. to
create battling. here to turkey. along with the crips are necessary to man those batteries. so that we can help turkey. have a car and a missile defense may very well. with threats that come out of syria. really sending four hundred u.s. troops to the turkey syria border this movie looks all too familiar to me but i guess that's why i'm breaking the set. the hour we're going to have you ever seen anything like that. oh. you might have missed this in the days following the thanksgiving holiday but president obama signed a piece of whistleblower legislation that affords greater protection to federal employees who expose fraud where.